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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-12-07, 05:05 PM   #1
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best accumulation of bike gifts for around 250-300

What are some ideas of things for a fixed rider ( one big thing, or mutiple small things) that would be nice for christmas. Just figured I'd ask since christmas is right around the corner.
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Old 12-12-07, 05:11 PM   #2
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What do you need?

I would like a nice wool jersey, because it is cold here.
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Old 12-12-07, 05:38 PM   #3
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A massage.
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Old 12-12-07, 05:43 PM   #4
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depends on exact needs

most often ppl should be spending money where their body touches the bike

pedals shoes gloves bars shorts saddle

maybe a fitting
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then maybe where the bike touches the ground

a lot of people i see skimp on tires
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Old 12-12-07, 05:44 PM   #5
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How about two massages?
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Old 12-12-07, 05:45 PM   #6
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Nitro and doofo both come through with good suggestions.

Don't buy replacements for anything that has emotional attachment. I have an old disgusting cycling cap that's been under a truck with me, and my wife once bought a replacement for it. I wear it when I'm around her, but for the most part I wear the old disgusting one.
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Old 12-12-07, 05:48 PM   #7
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one massage and happy ending?
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Old 12-12-07, 05:52 PM   #8
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bar tape, subscriptions to mags like cranked or urban velo, tubes tubes tubes, water bottle, i love my bike bell, make them a spoke card, new bars/stem/sub-100 dollar part

buying stuff for people who are into bikes is really simple!
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Old 12-12-07, 05:55 PM   #9
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one massage and happy ending?
for 250-300 you're getting a ripoff.
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Old 12-12-07, 05:56 PM   #10
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666pack only charges 75



























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Old 12-12-07, 06:11 PM   #11
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for the whole "fitting" thing... some of us would consider that an insult


IMO:

Tires and tubes are always nice.
I always need another blinkie (gone through 6 in the last 2 years).
Wool socks/shirts/pants are nice if you are in a cold climate.
Nice patch kit.
Bike tool/Bottle opener.
Chain lube.
Nice headlight/headlamp.
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Old 12-12-07, 06:21 PM   #12
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Someone few weeks back said "some tubes and a bj"

I think I share that sentiment. I am quite happy with my bike. I wouldn't mind parts for my mountain bike, but honestly my bikes still ride so I am happy.
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666pack only charges 75... cents
buy one / get one free: mondays through thursdays.
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Old 12-12-07, 06:25 PM   #14
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Lights are always good, especially if the person is still switching lights between bikes/bags.

A classy bell, like these velo-orange bells

Old timey cycling posters are nice too.


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Old 12-12-07, 06:30 PM   #15
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A joke bike, maybe.
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Enough Oury grips to completely cover my bars, fork, and seatpost.
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Old 12-12-07, 07:15 PM   #17
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Ok. Here's what I would *actually* want for $250-$300

Cetma 5 rail rack
a pair o' Gatorskins
some not-too-expensive road shoes or a swrve hoodie
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Old 12-12-07, 07:16 PM   #18
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A down payment on a fancy custom bag!
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bags are cool
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A street to track bike kit for those with a fixed gear they like to ride on both the track and the street:

* Track drops & grips
* Bigger chainring
* Smaller cog
* Extra chain
* Canvas tote bag to put it all in
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Cetma 5 rail rack
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and studded tires

and id be happy
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since it came up, anyone know what the deal is with cetma? i ordered one almost three weeks ago, but no word.
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Really depends on the climate and how they like to ride/what they already have.

A few good tires
Different set of bars
Clipless pedals
Shoes (sidis are cheap, if you look, these days)
Good jacket (depending on climate)
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Enough Oury grips to completely cover my bars, fork, and seatpost.
Why stop there? I want to see a custom Oury grip TT pad. If anyone asks, tell them you took it off your cyclocross rig for the day, it really makes things easy on your shoulder.
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Those are really quite nice, but the one pictured gets a little sticky. The versions with a simpler design (also at Velo Orange) work much better in my experience. They are all pretty though.

I second the bike-phrenalia, wool jerseys and socks, warm riding gloves, nice tires, etc. As for parts, nice toestraps like are a hard to mess-up purchase. I think saddles and handlebar set ups might be a little too personal for the average gift buyer. I know I'd rather buy that kind of thing myself.

I'd also like a good repair stand, but I'm going to wait till I move home---too much to ship or sell as it is.
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